Strawberries recalled due to Hepatitis A outbreak! Throughout US and Canada in various stores
Fresh strawberries have been linked to the hepatitis A outbreak in North America and Canada. Thus far, 17 people have been reported sick and 12 are hospitalized.
The FDA posted a tweet that read, “The FDA, along with CDC, Canadian, state, and local partners are investigating a multi state outbreak of hepatitis A in the U.S. & Canada potentially linked to fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo & HEB, purchased between March 5 & April 25.”
These products were sold at the following retailers, including, but not limited to:
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Trader Joe’s
- Weis Markets
- WinCo Foods
If you are unsure of what brand you purchased, when you purchased your strawberries, or where you purchased them from prior to freezing them, the strawberries should be thrown away.
Epidemiologic and traceback data show that fresh organic strawberries sold as FreshKampo and HEB brands that were purchased between March 5, 2022, and April 25, 2022, are a likely cause of illness in this outbreak. The traceback investigations show that cases in California, Minnesota, and Canada report having purchased fresh organic strawberries branded as FreshKampo or HEB prior to becoming ill. Illness onset dates range from March 28 – April 30, 2022.
As this investigation is ongoing, additional products may be included. More information will be provided in this advisory as it becomes available.
For full details, go HERE.